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Area L and H on evacuation alert: Green Lake, Horse Lake, Highway 24 corridor, Mahood Lake

Big Creek evacuation ordered. Gang Ranch area north of Lac la Hache on alert

Chelsea Anderson photo
B.C. wildfires could become ‘violently aggresive’ due to wind

B.C. wildfires could become ‘violently aggresive’ due to wind

The Hanceville complex fire is of most concern, burning near Williams Lake and 40,000 hectares big

B.C. wildfires could become ‘violently aggresive’ due to wind
Residents urged to be prepared in case of evacuation

Residents urged to be prepared in case of evacuation

While the fire situation in the Cariboo remains relatively unchanged, residents are…

Residents urged to be prepared in case of evacuation
There remain 22 wildfires of note across B.C., with 14 of those classified as interface fires. (Twitter - BC Wildfire Service)

Wind gusts of up to 70 km/hour expected in some wildfire zones

Williams Lake, Ashcroft and Princeton told to prepare for the potential of evacuations

There remain 22 wildfires of note across B.C., with 14 of those classified as interface fires. (Twitter - BC Wildfire Service)
Fires to the north of Ashcroft on the afternoon of July 14. Much of the smoke was caused by fire crews doing backburning.                                Barbara Roden

Evacuation order issued for Loon Lake; Clinton on evacuation order

Crews are working to safeguard properties and communities as high winds increase the fire risk.

Fires to the north of Ashcroft on the afternoon of July 14. Much of the smoke was caused by fire crews doing backburning.                                Barbara Roden
Jeni Arbott (left), Stacey Hurford and Vienna Mracovcic owner and employees at Play Grounds Coffeehouse have been “treating evacuees to lunch.” Max Winkelman photo.
Jeni Arbott (left), Stacey Hurford and Vienna Mracovcic owner and employees at Play Grounds Coffeehouse have been “treating evacuees to lunch.” Max Winkelman photo.
Fires to the north of Ashcroft on the afternoon of July 14. Much of the smoke was caused by fire crews doing backburning. (Barbara Roden/Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal)

BREAKING: Areas near Clinton under evacuation

Ashcroft Reserve fire grows towards the Village of Clinton

Fires to the north of Ashcroft on the afternoon of July 14. Much of the smoke was caused by fire crews doing backburning. (Barbara Roden/Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal)
Jeremy and Darcie Welch cradle their seven-month-old son Riley at a friend’s home in Langley (KATYA SLEPIAN/BLACK PRESS)

VIDEO: Young parents’ dream turns to nightmare in wildfire

Maple Ridge family flees to Langley to escape 100 Mile House wildfire

Jeremy and Darcie Welch cradle their seven-month-old son Riley at a friend’s home in Langley (KATYA SLEPIAN/BLACK PRESS)
A Canadian Armed Forces Flight Engineer surveys the wildfires burning in British Columbia during a reconnaissance flight from a CH-147 Chinook during Operation LENTUS 17-04 in Kamloops British Columbia, on 12 July 2017. (Province of British Columbia)

B.C. wildfire crews prepare for windy weekend

Environment Canada is forecasting a cold front Saturday afternoon

A Canadian Armed Forces Flight Engineer surveys the wildfires burning in British Columbia during a reconnaissance flight from a CH-147 Chinook during Operation LENTUS 17-04 in Kamloops British Columbia, on 12 July 2017. (Province of British Columbia)
BC Hydro crews assess damage in Williams Lake Saturday (Twitter - @BCHydro)

BC Hydro to give credit evacuees

A new assistance program will cover the costs of any electricity consumed while evacuated

BC Hydro crews assess damage in Williams Lake Saturday (Twitter - @BCHydro)
This year, the U.S. has imposed an additional 6.76 per cent duty on Canada’s smaller lumber companies. (Ezra Black/The Free Press)

Lumber prices see ‘big jump’ after wildfires in B.C.

As early as Sunday, several companies temporarily closed some of their mills as evacuation orders

This year, the U.S. has imposed an additional 6.76 per cent duty on Canada’s smaller lumber companies. (Ezra Black/The Free Press)
The Gustafsen smoke plume as seen on the first day of the fire. Pauline Weigelt photo.

Fire still too dangerous to check properties in 105, two lost in 108

At one home, firefighters were there before it was on fire, but it “drove them out of the driveway”

The Gustafsen smoke plume as seen on the first day of the fire. Pauline Weigelt photo.
The Gustafsen smoke plume as seen on the first day of the fire. Pauline Weigelt photo.
The Gustafsen smoke plume as seen on the first day of the fire. Pauline Weigelt photo.
An orange soup of smoke makes driving difficult on Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. (Scott Olesiuk photo)

Wildfires burn 111,000 hectares across B.C.

There have been 617 fires since April 1

An orange soup of smoke makes driving difficult on Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. (Scott Olesiuk photo)
SkyFest 2017 cancelled due to wildfires

SkyFest 2017 cancelled due to wildfires

SkyFest 2017 is cancelled due to current wildfire conditions. Below is a…

SkyFest 2017 cancelled due to wildfires
Ashcroft mayor Jack Jeyes mourns losses, but is grateful for support

Ashcroft mayor Jack Jeyes mourns losses, but is grateful for support

Jeyes praises the many people and organizations that have stepped forward to help.

  • Jul 13, 2017
Ashcroft mayor Jack Jeyes mourns losses, but is grateful for support
Agencies step in to offer wildfire assistance, information

Agencies step in to offer wildfire assistance, information

Canada Post, Interior Heath, the RCMP, and the TNRD all have messages for those affected by fire.

  • Jul 13, 2017
Agencies step in to offer wildfire assistance, information
Barbara Roden                                This semi, loaded with supplies, arrived in Ashcroft on July 12.

Food and supplies arrive in Ashcroft for those in need

The E. Fry Society, Food Banks BC, and Save On Foods worked together to get supplies to the town.

Barbara Roden                                This semi, loaded with supplies, arrived in Ashcroft on July 12.
Wildfire smoke clearing in B.C.: CDC

Wildfire smoke clearing in B.C.: CDC

Tuesday saw unheard of levels of smoke

Wildfire smoke clearing in B.C.: CDC
An interactive map of B.C. wildfire conditions. (Neil Johnston)

Interactive map paints B.C. wildfire picture

Vancouver man combines wildfires, tweets and road closures

An interactive map of B.C. wildfire conditions. (Neil Johnston)